About 935,000 Remain Without Power in NJ

Crews work to restore power to homes that lost power nearly a week ago as Sandy blew through the area

Monday, Nov 5, 2012  |  Updated 12:58 AM EDT
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Folks in Mercer County are nowhere near the coast yet they remain affected by Sandy in any case. Folks found themselves facing another cold night in the dark Sunday as they wait for the power to go back on. NBC10's Claudia Rivero talks to residents.

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Folks in Mercer County are nowhere near the coast yet they remain affected by Sandy in any case. Folks found themselves facing another cold night in the dark Sunday as they wait for the power to go back on. NBC10's Claudia Rivero talks to residents.

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Lights Still Out in Mercer County

Thousands of people remained without power in Mercer County Sunday night -- more than five days after Sandy left the area. NBC10's Claudia Rivero speaks with residents of the Windsor Mill apartments that remain in the dark as temperatures continue to drop.
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Roughly 950,000 homes and businesses in New Jersey remain without electricity in the wake of Sandy.

Utility crews have restored power to nearly two million customers since the storm hit last weekend.

Public Service Electric & Gas says it could be several days before service is restored to its remaining 493,000 customers. Of those customers: 14,800 are in Mercer County, 5,200 are in Burlington County and 4,100 are in Camden County.

Jersey Central Power & Light has 421,172 homes and businesses without electricity, while Atlantic City Electric is working to reconnect its last 1,000 customers.

Orange & Rockland reports about 20,000 outages in the northern Jersey counties it serves.

In Pennsylvania about 60,000 customers still didn't have power Sunday night.

 


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